After the first stage of the Tour Down Under, Lance Armstrong spoke about a young Australian on the UniSA composite team who launched a bold solo attack near the finish in Mawson Lakes. Lance was full of praise. He predicted big things to come for the youngster.
Meet Jack. It has been two years since Lance sung his praise. The ‘big things’ Lance foreshadowed have already come to fruition. Jack conquered the ‘unbeatable’ individual pursuit world record on the track last year and is ready to take his road career to new heights with support from the GreenEDGE squad.
The 22-year-old calls the 2012 London Olympics a major priority and believes that riding for GreenEDGE will allow him to fulfill his Olympic ambitions whilst juggling his road commitments.
Jack’s fourth place finish in the team pursuit in Beijing motivated his move to GreenEDGE. The result, just outside the medals, was a hard pill to swallow. The South Australian says he knows he needs to arrive in London in the best possible condition if he wants to go for the gold.
"The best thing about riding the track is to be part of an Australian team at worlds. Now I’ll ride as part of that team year round. And they’re right behind my Olympic ambitions!"